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Mr. Robert W. Rigdon

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Synthesis Energy Systems , Inc.
6330 West Loop South Suite 300
Houston , Texas 77401
United States

Company Description: Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. builds, owns and operates coal gasification plants that utilize its U-GAS fluidized bed gasification technology to convert low rank...   more

Employment History

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  • B.S.
    Lamar University
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Robert Rigdon
Robert Rigdon. Mr. Rigdon is our President and Chief Executive Officer and is also a director. Mr. Rigdon joined us as a director in August 2009, and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since March 31, 2009. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer since November 2008 and as Senior Vice President of Global Development since May 2008, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of our current and future coal gasification projects worldwide. From June 2004 until joining us, Mr. Rigdon worked for GE Energy in a variety of capacities, including Manager-Gasification Engineering, Director-IGCC Commercialization, and Director-Gasification Industrials and Chemicals Business. For the 20 years previous to this, Mr. Rigdon worked for Texaco, and later ChevronTexaco, as an engineer and in the Worldwide Power & Gasification group, where he ultimately became Vice President-Gasification Technology for the group. As a result of his three decades working on gasification, Mr. Rigdon is experienced in the operational and marketing strategies that are key to our development and success.
Education: Mr. Rigdon is a mechanical engineer with a B.S. from Lamar University.
Other than Robert Rigdon, none of our directors attended the Annual Meeting of Stockholders for the year ended June 30, 2014.
The Compensation Committee determines the total compensation (including the nature and amount of each element of the compensation) of Robert Rigdon, our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rigdon attends the meetings of the Compensation Committee regarding executive compensation for all other executive officers and discusses his recommendations with the Compensation Committee, including his evaluation of the performance of the other executive officers in arriving at his recommendations, which are based on his direct evaluation of such executives, after receiving input from the peers of such executives and others, if necessary. These recommendations are considered by the Compensation Committee, along with other relevant data, in determining the total compensation for such executives.
Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. - Press Releases [cached]
HOUSTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYMX), a global energy and gasification technology company that provides products and solutions to the energy and chemicals industries, announced today that Robert W. Rigdon, President and CEO of SES, will present the Co... Read more
HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYMX), an advanced technology company that provides equipment, technology and engineering services for the conversion of ultra low cost feed stocks into high value energy and chemical products, today announced that Robert W. Rigdon, President and CEO,... Read more
HOUSTON, Oct 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYMX), an alternative energy technology company that provides advanced technology products and solutions to the energy and chemical industries, announced today that an interview with Robert Rigdon, President and CEO, has been published on A... Read more
HOUSTON, June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. ("SES") (Nasdaq: SYMX) announced today that Robert Rigdon, president and chief executive officer, will present at the Wall Street Analyst Forum 21st Annual Analyst Conference at The University Club in New York on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10:35 a.m. Eastern Time. ... Read more
Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. - Management, 22 June 2015 [cached]
Robert W. Rigdon President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert Rigdon
Mr. Rigdon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Synthesis Energy Systems. Mr. Rigdon joined SES in 2008, as Senior Vice President of Operations and was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for overseeing the implementation and operation of the SES' coal gasification projects worldwide. From June, 2004 until joining SES, Mr. Rigdon worked for GE's gasification business in a variety of capacities, including Manager of Gasification Engineering, Director of IGCC Commercialization, and Director of Gasification Industrials and Chemicals Business. For the 23 years previous to this, Mr. Rigdon worked for Texaco, and later ChevronTexaco in the Worldwide Power & Gasification group, where he served as Engineering Manager, Project Director and later as Vice President of Gasification Technology for the business prior to the acquisition by GE. Mr. Rigdon is a Mechanical Engineer with a B.S. from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
We are actively engaged in work ..., 16 Sept 2015 [cached]
We are actively engaged in work in these core growth energy markets: clean syngas as a lower-cost alternative to expensive imported natural gas and LNG for industrial use; a cleaner coal to power solution, and a conversion of our syngas to SNG, or substitute natural gas, to be sold into natural gas pipelines," said Robert Rigdon, SES's President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Our gains in these three markets include the award in December 2014 of three project license and equipment orders related to our Tianwo-SES Joint Venture, for Aluminum Corporation of China. The fast-track speed of construction of these first natural gas replacement projects underway by our China JV partner's ICCDI design institute and supported by our Tianwo-SES JV is quite remarkable given the scope and scale of the facilities. We expect to have the first two CHALCO industrial syngas projects operational by calendar year-end, with the third project to follow in 2016. Combined, these momentum-building projects are expected to represent approximately 140 million Yuan in orders to our Tianwo-SES JV and will expand our installed based in China from 5 to 12 SES gasification systems. Through implementation we are gaining knowledge that will allow us to modularize our technology to be even more efficient and competitive in order to expand our Tianwo-SES business into larger scopes of supply with turnkey capability of our gasification systems," stated Rigdon.
"Today, China is no longer routinely permitting coal-fired power plants in an effort to reduce traditional pollutants such as NOx, SOx, mercury and particulate matter. The environmental performance of our gasification technology in electric generation applications is central to our Growth With Blue Skies initiative. Our technology is more environmentally friendly than traditional coal-fired power plants and offers leading gasification efficiencies, lower water usage and the ability to run low-cost coals. When combined with the GE aero-derivative gas turbines, we create a power plant that we call iGas. iGas can produce much cleaner, low-cost power than a traditional coal-fired power plant, and the iGas plant would segregate much of the CO2 from the syngas making it available for carbon sequestration in the future," continued Rigdon. "This past fiscal year, jointly with Dengfeng Power Group and Tianwo-SES, we initiated the pre-feasibility evaluation work for the first iGas cleaner coal distributed power project in China. We have assembled the required preliminary cost, performance, emissions and schedule information for Dengfeng Power who would be the ultimate owner-operator of the project. Once these preliminary reviews have been completed the parties intend to move into the much more detailed Feasibility Study Report phase, which is required for government approvals to build the project. This first project is intended by Dengfeng Power to serve as a model for additional iGas projects, targeted by Dengfeng Power at approximately 600 MW in total capacity to be built in Dengfeng City and the Henan area.
"We are in advanced discussions with a Chinese firm for a conversion of our syngas to SNG, to be sold into natural gas pipelines, which is our third opportunity market which we believe has potential for significant future growth," said Rigdon.
Mr. Rigdon concluded: "With strengthened operations and a strong foundation for commercialization, we are working hard to grow our partnership with our China Joint Venture partner, Suzhou Thvow Technology Co., Ltd.
SES's President and CEO, Robert W. Rigdon, and CFO and Corporate Secretary, Roger L. Ondreko, will hold a conference call to review the Company's financial results and provide an update on corporate developments beginning at 4:15 p.m. EDT on September 16.
HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) ..., 17 Sept 2015 [cached]
HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) (NASDAQ:SYMX), a global energy and gasification technology company enabling clean, high-value energy and chemical products from multiple feedstocks, today announced that former member of the SES management team, Mr. Khee Yoong Lee, an accomplished leader with more than ten years' experience in project development related to the power, energy and chemicals industries, has been appointed Director of Commercial Development for China, reporting to Robert Rigdon, SES's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Khee Yoong is a well-known and highly respected leader who can get hit the ground running since he is already familiar with the capabilities and benefits of SES's gasification technology and how it can be applied to projects in the newly emerging natural gas replacement and power generation sectors," said Mr. Rigdon. "The timing for Khee Yoong's return is ideal since he can leverage the early successes of our Tianwo-SES JV and the three fast-track projects currently being built for Aluminum Corporation of China. We believe many opportunities exist across China to help owners of aluminum and ceramics facilities by providing a clean, lower cost alternative to natural gas or to convert our syngas into SNG."
"I am very pleased to rejoin the SES team. SES is an exciting company that I have already devoted a large part of my career to. I look forward to working with Robert and the entire team to grow our business in China, where SES's advanced gasification technology can bring clean energy with advantaged economics using the country's vast coal resources," said Mr. Lee.
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